LOS ANGELES -- "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts"; I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown.
I still stand by what I wroteMike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach for this Laker team.
It wasn't the second round playoff beating by OKC in last year's second round or the 1-4 start to the season that doomed Brown. It was the fact that the Lakers had lost all eight exhibitions and 14 of the last 15 games--most of them in very ugly fashion. Except for the first win of the 2012-13 season over the Detroit Pistons, the Lakers under Brown couldn't put together a consistent, passionate 48-minute effort.
The man who coached LeBron James and a Cleveland team certainly not loaded with talent into the 2007 NBA Finals, had lost his mojo with the Lakers.
The players were getting tired of the long workouts and film s...